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Trying out the new laptop computers provided by major league pitcher David Price's Project One Four Foundation are, front to back, Nathan Peacock, Azarria Porter, Alyssa Peacock, Pedro Mureno and Alajia Buchanan.
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The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County has received a grant for furnishings and laptop computers just in time for the first summer program of the club that opened its doors in late March.

The Project One Four Foundation completed the renovation of the club's Learning Resource Center by adding another counter top along one side of the room and purchasing seven HP Pavilion laptops.

The charitable foundation was established by major league pitcher David Price to support "programs and organizations that provide opportunities for youth to learn life skills in a safe and supportive environment," according to the foundation website.

Price, a native of Murfreesboro, played three seasons for Vanderbilt University before being drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays. He is now a starter for the Rays.

The foundation's grant will allow student members to participate in the new "Learning through Sports/Kids College" program which is an on-line based educational performance improvement program in the areas of math and reading, according to area director Roger Harrell.

The foundation made this memorial contribution in honor of Price's late grandmother Mrs. Edna Price.

"What better way to honor Mrs. Price than to provide the resources for kids to get much needed academic assistance that will help them to become productive, caring and responsible citizens," said Harrell.

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Project One Four President Bonnie Price, back row left, poses with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County and area director Roger Harrell after announcing a foundation donation to the club. The student members are, front row from left, Azarria Porter, Caleb Marsh, James Turrentine, Desiny Williams; back row, Gary Smith and Pedro Mureno.
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Registration for the club's first summer program in Shelbyville is under way. The summer program will run from June 6 to Aug.5.

Participants must be current members or their families must complete a membership application and pay the $20 annual membership fee. They must also complete a summer registration form and pay the first week's $60 fee by Friday.

Hours of operation for the summer program will be Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available for families that meet the Boys & Girls Club's guidelines and submit their requests before Friday. All financial assistance requests will be reviewed by the club's scholarship committee.

For information about the summer program and financial assistance requests, visit the Boys & Girls Club at 1055 Madison St., next to First Community Bank, or call 931-735-6525.